Posts From December, 2013

Best of Health IT News: Week of 12/19/13 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. 

My Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2013 

Healthcare Informatics Contributing Editor David Raths compiles a list of his favorite moments in healthcare IT in 2013. One favorite quote was Farzad Mostashari's statement that "...Our longer term vision is that every healthcare interaction benefits from all the world's knowledge." 

Healthcare analytics market growth to skyrocket

FierceHealthIT reports on a new report from MarketsandMarkets that projects that the global healthcare analytics market will be worth more than $21 billion by 2020. Federal mandates, technological advances, increased healthcare IT adoption, and venture capital investments are cited as strong market drivers.

Continued Troubles with Healthcare.gov May Drive Up Costs

CBS reports that the problems with the Healthcare.gov website may lead to higher prices for many Americans if the technical problems deter young people from signing up. Enrollment continues to lag behind in projections, and more younger, healthier customers are needed in order to address an age imbalance. 

Best of Health IT News: Week of 12/12/13 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss. 

Government Health IT Report Expected Early 2014 

According to MedPage Today, a strategy report from the FDA, ONC, and the Federal Communications Commission will come out next year with recommendations on promoting innovation in health information technology. 

Stakeholders Continue to Comment on New Meaningful Use Timeline

On Friday, December 8, 2013, CMS revised the meaningful use timeline to extend Stage 2 through 2016, and to have Stage 3 begin in 2017 for health care providers who have completed at least two years of Stage 2. Stakeholders such as the AMA, AHA, and various vendors have weighed in with their opinions on the delay. 

mHealth, Cloud Computing to Dominate Healthcare in 2014

Fierce Mobile Healthcare predicts that mobile health and cloud computing will be the top trends for healthcare in 2014. According to a study by research firm Frost & Sullivan, "...as more healthcare IT and patient monitoring tools are integrated, every hospital facility will eventually have to acquire a fully-enterprise wireless solution." 

Whopping $17B Paid Out So Far for MU 

Healthcare IT News reports that the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs have paid out $17 billion to eligible hospitals and healthcare providers. The incentive program's goal is to speed adoption of EHRs within healthcare facilities. 

Learn with LUMEDX  


Sally Carter, Senior Technical Writer, LUMEDX

Today we spoke to Sally Carter, Senior Technical Writer at LUMEDX, about the LUMEDX CVIS e-learning initiative. 

Hi Sally! How are you involved with e-learning for LUMEDX clients?

I’m on the Product Documentation team at LUMEDX and wear two hats – Senior Technical Writer and Instructional Designer. I am primarily responsible for organizing the e-learning initiative at LUMEDX and created the set of materials now available on www.lumedx.com. My Documentation colleagues and I work together with the training group and other experts to create content that will provide value to our clients.

What e-learning opportunities does LUMEDX offer?

Currently we offer registry training for ACC, STS, ACC to STS cross-population, and registry updates. We also offer training on STEMI data entry, which was created in response to a customer request.

In early 2014, we are planning to release e-learning on interfaces, and training on the Cath Report Editor and Echo Report Editor. This library of materials will continue to expand in the future, so stay tuned!

How can clients use LUMEDX e-learning at their own facilities?

LUMEDX e-learning is intended to supplement our instructor-led training. It provides 24 x 7 training and support on common topics such as how to do a registry validation and harvest. If you have new employees who are unfamiliar with the harvest process, or employees who need a refresher at harvest time, LUMEDX e-learning provides immediate training and assistance. The great thing about this is that these materials can be reviewed anytime and as often as you like!

The materials are designed for all levels of users and are broken down into several easy-to-use components. Lessons and demos show users how to perform tasks step-by-step, and the PDF Quick Guides remind users of key steps in a process to follow up on other training and e-learning materials. We also offer “Try Its” that allow users to actually complete a software task. Finally, each topic has a self-quiz at the end so that users can check their own learning progress.

How can clients sign up for e-learning?

To view LUMEDX e-learning you must have an account on www.lumedx.com and be registered for e-learning. Follow the steps below to sign up for a new account and activate the account for e-learning.

  1. Go to www.lumedx.com.
  2. Click the Register link in the upper right corner.
  3. Enter the information in all fields on the page, including User ID (you can choose your own), Email, Password, Confirm Password, Time Zone, First Name, and Last Name.
  4. In the Registration Code box, enter the special registration code. If you don’t have this code, contact your LUMEDX Client Manager.
  5. Change the Newsletter Subscriptions selections (optional).
  6. Type the code displayed on the screen in the Enter the code shown box.
  7. Click Create Account.

(If you already have a lumedx.com account, sign into your account and enter the registration code in your Profile. Contact your LUMEDX Client Manager if you don’t have this code.)

After registration your lumedx.com account will be active immediately, but please allow up to 6 hours for us to activate e-learning on your account. (You will not receive a confirmation email after you create your lumedx.com account or when e-learning is active.) After e-learning has been activated, log on to lumedx.com and select E-Learning from the Support tab to view the course offerings. 

Thursday, December 05, 2013 1:00:00 PM Categories: elearning hospitals Lumedx Lumedx Users training
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